*Sarah Palin shoe-horned her way back into the headlines yesterday after speaking out against Time Magazine’s choice of President Barack Obama as its “Person of the Year.”
The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, who has been listed twice as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” first poked fun at herself while taking a dig at the president.
“Time magazine, I think there’s some irrelevancy there to tell you the truth. I mean consider their list of the most influential people in the country and in the world. Some who have made that list? Yours truly. That oughta tell ya something right there regarding the credence we should give Time magazine and their list of people,” she said Wednesday on Fox News.
Managing editor Richard Stengel wrote Obama deserved the recognition because he “forged a new majority, turned weakness into opportunity and sought, amid great adversity, to create a more perfect union.”
But Palin, who along with 2008 GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, lost to the Democratic presidential ticket four years ago, said “those are some silly words chosen to describe Barack Obama.”
“When I first heard that, the first thing that popped in my mind was: What the heck has he done? Really, what has he done, except drive us over a fiscal cliff,” she said. “What has he done to unify and make our nation a more perfect union? For the life of me, I don’t know.”